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Ketogenic Dieting for Fat Loss

Ketogenic Dieting for Fat Loss   Ketogenic (herein referred to as “keto”) dieting has been around for decades and garnered a somewhat strong following in health/fitness subculture. Essentially, keto diets are simply diets that are high in fat and protein and very low in carbohydrate (usually <10% total macronutrient intake). Thus, the body is diverted to utilize fats for energy Continue Reading...
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Cardio vs Weights – Which Team Are You On?

“Cardio vs weights” is one of those debates that places you on a team; like asking someone if they prefer Apple or PC, Ford or Chevy, Captain Crunch or Cocoa Puffs. People are part of one team or the other and each side tends to chastise the other. I’ve played on both teams and want to share my opinion on Continue Reading...
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5 Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

5 Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Recently there has been somewhat of a paradigm shift in what people believe is the most optimal intensity to perform cardiovascular exercise at—that being the shift from (LISS) low intensity, steady-state cardio (e.g. walking) to high-intensity interval training (e.g. running sprints). While the debate of which of these types of cardio is superior Continue Reading...
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Why Functional Fitness is the Biggest Trend of 2016

What’s functional fitness? A classic example is a push up, which uses multiple muscles, including the chest, triceps, abs, and lower back.  Functional exercises like the push-up engage your whole body, instead of just isolating a single muscle group. This translates into increased strength throughout your body for daily activities athletic or not. Now compare a push up to a similar Continue Reading...
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5 Ways Your Office Job is Killing You

5 Ways Your Office Job is Killing You Make no mistake that modern society’s 9-to-5 office lifestyle is generally not conducive to health and longevity. Most people who work typical desk jobs lead highly sedentary lives and about the most active thing they do throughout the day is the walk from their cubicle to the parking lot. The major risk Continue Reading...
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5 Reasons Why People Should Eat Healthy Fat To Lose Weight

5 Reasons Why People Should Eat Healthy Fat To Lose Weight For many years, fat has been depicted as an evil, terrifying monster that is the root cause of many of our health problems such as heart disease, obesity and high cholesterol. During the 1990s and early 2000’s, there was a low-fat diet craze which trumpeted the benefits of eliminating Continue Reading...
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5 Rules of Hydration You Need to Know

Water is the most crucial (and abundant) liquid on Earth. Every single cell in the human body requires water to carry out chemical reactions. Water accounts for roughly 60% of your body. This is to say that without water, we can’t exist; it is the core of most every physiological process. Thus, this article is going to dive into the Continue Reading...
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Low-carb Diets for Overweight Individuals: Is Sugar Really Toxic?

Are low-carb diets best for overweight individuals looking to lose fat? Probably the first thing people ask when they start out on a fat-loss program is should they go “no-carb”. Somewhat recently, various “health experts” have proclaimed that sugar itself is “toxic”, and “an addictive ‘drug‘”. These individuals tend to believe that foods high in sugar content wreak havoc on the body’s hunger-regulating Continue Reading...
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Do Detox Cleanses Actually work?

Over the past few years, detoxification “detox” cleanses have become the new fad in the diet and weight loss arena. Some can be quite expensive with the use of supplements, juices, and colon cleansing (enemas) to cleanse the body of all toxic elements. But do they actually work? Let’s start by defining what a detox diet is: They are generally Continue Reading...
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7 Foods You Want to Avoid When Trying to Lose Weight

7 Foods You Want to Avoid When Trying to Lose Weight   What you put into your stomach will have a major effect on your weight. Foods like Greek yogurt, eggs, nuts, fruit, and dark greens will help you lose weight. On the other hand, you can pack on the pounds by eating processed and refined products.   Here are Continue Reading...